I’m referring to discipleship – true, authentic discipleship! Iron sharpening iron. Contending for truth together. It is a key to our walk with Him. It is a key to growth. It is a key to learning. It is a key to love.
God has brought some incredible people into my life, and as we meet together regularly and openly, there is life. It is not about agreeing, it is about contending, sharing, loving, praying and walking. I am actually gob-smacked at how much life there is to be found here. There is such a depth of growth. Continue reading
In this process of redefining, new birth, new life, I have noticed things are changing. Things in me – my responses, my reactions, my idols, my priorities … me!!
I have noticed that when children misbehave the norm response is becoming lower voice, love, calm. I have noticed a peace over our home like never before. I am not resenting things like house work anymore. I know that sounds random, but I use to feel ripped off that I had to clean up after everyone, often while they were all off having fun outside (or inside!), and no sooner had I finished but either the house was a mess again or the next meal was needed and another clean up ensued lol! Come on, anyone who has ever dealt with children can fully relate!!
God has been talking to me, a lot, about what separates us, as you know, and also what it means to be a follower, a disciple – blog to come … It’s been a full on one to write as He processes me though the living reality!!
So last night, when reading His Word (yay I have such a hunger for it since that morning of delight in Him), He talked to me about the value of the kingdom of heaven – the parable about the man who discovers hidden treasure … Matthew 13: 44-46
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! Continue reading